December 1, 2020

IMSA reveals updates to its 2020 race schedule

The Acura Sports Car Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio, originally set for May 1-3, was officially postponed last Tuesday in response to eight-week guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, IMSA has now announced the event will be held on the weekend of Sept. 25-27.Following the ACO’s postponement of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to September 19-20, IMSA has elected to bring …Keep reading …

Mazda switches from Joest to Multimatic for remainder of 2020

Team Joest took over from SpeedSource in 2017 to run the Mazda Prototype project but under the terms of the agreement, the partnership was due to end following this year’s Sebring 12 Hours.With that race being postponed until November, the alliance is terminated at the end of this month, and Multimatic will take over the racing operations and racecar development.”Mazda is looking forward …Keep reading …

GP Long Beach confirmed canceled, ticket plan in place

As recently as yesterday, Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of GPALB had been investigating all options for alternative calendar dates in 2020, trying to find a solution that worked for IndyCar, IMSA, the Long Beach Convention Center, and City of Long Beach officials. However, the currently unquantifiable nature of the COVID-19 spread has rendered insuperable the odds of coming to a …Keep reading …

IMSA aims to “conduct complete seasons” for all series

Last week, the Mobil 1 12 Hours in Sebring was postponed until November, where it will serve as the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s finale.This week, Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the GP Association of Long Beach has restated that he’s still working to find a new date for the IndyCar/IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and Mid-Ohio has declared IMSA’s Acura Sports …Keep reading …

Mid-Ohio confirms its May IMSA round is postponed

The course in Lexington, OH, put out the following statement:”Following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding limiting public gatherings to no more than 50 people, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course can confirm the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio will not take place as previously scheduled from May …Keep reading …

GP Association of Long Beach still trying to rescue 2020 event

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach’s traditional April slot means it has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic that has led to America’s increasingly stringent regulations and advisements regarding crowd numbers. On Monday night, the Trump administration even advised citizens to not gather in groups of more than 10.IndyCar has canceled its first four races, while the IMSA WeatherTech …Keep reading …

Detroit GP continues preparing for IndyCar, IMSA

It was 2012 when the Detroit GP on Belle Isle first replaced Milwaukee in the post-Indianapolis 500 weekend slot, and since 2013 it has featured two IndyCar rounds. These days, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is also part of the event which this year is set for May 29-31.Following the announcement this morning that IndyCar has canceled the first four rounds of the season – St …Keep reading …

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Sebring postponement to delay LMDh unveiling ‘a bit’

An announcement of further details of the new class that will allow the next breed of top-class IMSA machinery to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2021/22 was due next week when the two series came together for a double-header meeting at Sebring. IMSA president John Doonan stressed that the postponement of his series’ event to November and the cancellation of the WEC round …Keep reading …